Good Afternoon All,
Very long time lurker here ... first time post ...
Having read this and many of the other threads, I feel generally informed on the current status of 4K / eARC long distance cabling (particularly Ruipro and Monoprice) ... thanks!!! ... but do still have a couple of nuanced questions.
I am currently in the process of remodeling a house we recently purchased, and fortunately / unfortunately the living family room is a gigantic space 25' x 40' ... the tv (Sony 77A9G) is going above a fireplace which has floor to ceiling windows on each side ... and have the typical wife problem that all of the guts (likely a denon AVRX 3600 or 4500) MUST be hidden. The nearest storage area that makes sense is in office which, while adjacent to the family room is on the opposite side of the fireplace. As such the runs are likely 80' to 100'. I have placed 1" conduit (solid concrete block core fireplace material) with a pull chord.
Additionally, I know that the current 8K 48GBs product from Monoprice is NOT CL2/3 rated, and RuiPro 8K is only 50'. (Note: I know that many have stated that it shouldn't be a big deal, but language in most people's insurance policies are changing, and the NEC is much more stringent and has specifically called out / reclassified low-voltage wiring to now require labeling ... Given the amount of remodeling I have gone through, that is not an argument I want to get into if the unfortunate does occur).
Here are my questions? (Hoping that there might have been updates since previous posts)
-> I see that Monoprice product 27393 is CMP rated, but it is inconclusive regarding ARC or eARC ... I realize and have seen Joe's comments about the sporadic nature of ARC/eARC, but has anyone had any luck at the 80/100' distance? Additionally, while it is CMP rated, is it stamped on the cover? I have read many comments that Monoprice will state something is tested but it isn't labeled on the actual product ... has anyone seen this product directly?
Regarding my situation for e-ARC ...
(While it would be ideal to plug everything into the AVR, I have spent a fortune on stored Amazon content and my wife has just got used to the concept of "SmartTVs" ... having her try to navigate the AVR in addition to a tv is a no go
... and since I am setting up a 7.1 sound system, it would be nice for the Dolby Digital Plus to feed back to the AVR)
-> Similarly I see the RuiPro 4K on amazon (see link below) ... In the description it says ARC, but in the attached pictures it says e-ARC ... even if I select 30M ... is that only for shorter distances? Is this just a one person's guess / situation is different than another's? Also ... it is unclear if the cable is labeled CL2/3 ... again, has anyone had any luck / experience?
AMAZON ... /RUIPRO-Supports-HDMI2-0b-4K60HZ-Bandwidth/dp/B07B7LGGH8?th=1
If neither of the options can do eARC nor are they in-wall rated ... has any heard of any HDBT rumors of supporting eARC? I have seen a couple that support ARC, but I haven't seen anything specific on eARC.
And one final question
(I know that this should probably go in a different area ... but it is all interconnected) ... has anyone used kplisch PRO-180RPC LCR for front left and right speakers? I will be using the Sony A9G with its new sound tech as the center, but as I mentioned left and right of the fireplace is floor to ceiling windows, so in-wall is out of the question ...
Thanks in advance for thoughts and comments!